Features

Saildrone is fi ...

The 196-day voyage was the world’s first autonomous circumnavigation of ...

GLODAPv2 2019 R ...

The GLODAPv2_2019 data product has been released on March 25 during the ...

Clipper Around ...

The Clipper Round the World Race has partnered with the Port of Seattle ...

Recent Publications & News

NOAA Employee of the Month ...
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

One of our employees received a well-deserved honor in February 2020 ...

Dungeness crab larvae alre ...
Friday, January 24, 2020

A new NOAA-funded study has documented for the first time that ocean acidificat ...

NOAA Data in the Classroom ...
Monday, December 23, 2019

Are you a teacher looking for resources on ocean acidification? NOAA launches Dat ...

Mission

To advance our scientific understanding of the ocean carbon cycle and how it is changing over time in support of NOAA's commitment to improve the Nation's ability to anticipate and respond to climate impacts and to conserve and manage healthy oceans, coastal ecosystems, and marine resources. Our research includes documenting the evolving state of the ocean carbon chemistry with high quality measurements on ships and autonomous platforms, studying the processes controlling the role of the ocean in the global carbon cycle, and investigating how rising atmospheric CO2 and climate change affect the chemistry of the oceans and its marine ecosystems.